Monthly Archives: November 2016

It Came Upon the Small Screen Clear

It’s the simple things that mark the arrival of the holidays at Chez Rochat. Things like discovering which of our pre-lit tree’s lights have pre-burned out, so that we can have the stimulating mental exercise of finding and untangling our … Continue reading

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Lighting Hope

I’d gotten halfway across town when Santa Claus mugged me. OK, not literally. There’s no need to call the fine folks of the Longmont Police Department and report a jolly old man with a fur hat and a blackjack, making … Continue reading

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The Next Duty

When I lived in Emporia, Kansas, the week of Veterans Day was always one of the highlights of the year. During the week-long celebrations, all of us would be reminded that we owed our veterans three basic things: 1) To … Continue reading

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Hitting Reset

The Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians had reached the height of their battle for a history-shaking triumph when I heard the thumps, like elephants dancing a tango overhead. One thump usually meant our 85-pound dog Blake had jumped on the … Continue reading

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